SPRING2011SportLawch13riskcoursenotes

SPRING2011SportLawch13riskcoursenotes - Sport Law Gil Fried...

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Sport Law Gil Fried © 2005, West Haven, CT
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Gil Fried Ch 13 LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
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Torts Tort … is a legal wrong against another
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T or F Slamming one’s fist on a table while yelling at an employee could be grounds for a lawsuit?
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True …intentional infliction of emotional distress-is a Tort!
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T or F A mere gesture can be seen as an Intentional Tort ?
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True A mere gesture can be seen as communicating a false claim or defamation!
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T or F Slander is an intentional tort. Libel is an intentional tort.
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True Slander is an intentional tort. ( Defamation ) Libel is an intentional tort. ( Defamation )
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Slander Slander  - (  - ( Defamation Defamation fleeting form: fleeting form: ORAL ORAL SOUNDS SOUNDS SIGN LANGUAGE SIGN LANGUAGE GESTURES GESTURES Libel Libel  - (  - ( Defamation Defamation durable form: durable form: WRITTEN WRITTEN FILM FILM DISC DISC DVD DVD BLOGGING BLOGGING
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Torts Intentional torts Assault Battery trespass defamation false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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Torts Unintentional torts… negligent acts or plain negligence- preventing/avoiding/minimizing negligence is the key to risk management
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Negligence Has 4 parts… Duty Breach of Duty Proximate Cause Injury
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Part 1 Duty
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Duty Reasonably prudent person standard What would others have done with the same background, education, and experience What is right
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Inspect Facility A coach or event administrator needs to inspect the facility to identify and correct risks such as slip and fall hazards or dangerous conditions
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Adequate Supervision A coach or administrator needs to make sure the athletes are supervised from when they arrive until they leave - including locker rooms, parking lots, playgrounds, etc…
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Appropriate Matching of Opponents A coach or administrator needs
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course SMGT 4330 taught by Professor Burden during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Southern University .

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